Twin Falls Circuit

1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min

4.3 km
circuit

↑ 342 m
↓ -346 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Tallanbana Picnic Area Car Park, Springbrook, this circuit walk explores the dense rainforest via the Twin Falls Circuit, visiting Twin Falls and Blackfellows Falls along with multiple viewpoints including Canyon Lookout. This walk through the Gondwana rainforest will feel extra refreshing as you’re walking behind/under the falls. Listen to the sound of water and feel the droplets hit your face, and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you make your way through. Contrary to the immersive journey under the canopy, the Canyon Lookout provides unimpeded panoramic views over the land. Expect to see the entire Gold Coast, including the glistening skyscrapers of Surfers Paradise. You can also visit the cafe near the lookout if you want to sip on something whilst savoring the picturesque landscape. Although the waterfalls are better viewed after rainfall, the track gets muddy and slippery. So get some proper hiking boots with ankle support if you can, and bring a raincoat to keep you dry under the falls. Additionally, some heavy rainfall or a storm can render the said paths impassable. Come early to avoid the crowd and parking issues. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-28.2247389,153.2711012)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway, M1
  • Turn on to The Link Way then drive for 215 m
  • Turn left onto The Link Way, 99 and drive for another 380 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Gold Coast Springbrook Road, 99 and drive for another 640 m
  • Continue onto Franklin Drive, 99 and drive for another 27.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Tallanbana Picnic Area Car Park off Springbrook Road, head along the concrete footpath near the green “Springbrook National Park” sign into the woodland. Pass by the sheltered picnic tables to your right, then veer left shortly after to pass by another picnic table which is not sheltered. Follow the track as it meanders into the woodland. After about 305 metres from the start, keep right at the intersection as you pass by the orange directional signpost to your left. Stay on the track towards the railed crossing to continue along Twin Falls Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 45 m pass the picnic table (5 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass the shelter (5 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 25 m pass the shelter (on your right).
Then pass the toilet (10 m on your right).
After another 175 m cross the ford.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 8 m pass the "Twin Falls" (6 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you to Rainbow Falls, formed along Ee-Jung Creek. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 315 m turn sharp left, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 100 m turn sharp left, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 330 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
Then pass the waterfall (30 m on your left).
After another 410 m pass a seat (5 m on your right).
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
Keep right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Optional side trip to view the Poondahra and Poonyahra falls. Keep in mind that this side trip will add an average of 26 minutes to your hike. To start this optional side trip turn sharp right here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 630 m (at the intersection of Warrie Circuit & Twin Falls Circuit) turn left, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 75 m pass the "Poondahra Falls" (115 m on your right).
Then pass the "Blackfellows Falls" (on your right).
After another 470 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 510 m come to the viewpoint (on your left).
After another 110 m come to the viewpoint (5 m on your left).
After another 165 m pass the cafe (45 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 10 m come to the "Canyon Lookout" (6 m on your left).
After another 275 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
Then come to the viewpoint (on your left).
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 105 m cross the ford.
After another 45 m come to the viewpoint (on your left).
After another 8 m turn sharp right.
After another 270 m continue straight.
After another 10 m come to the end.

An optional side trip taking you to Rainbow Falls, formed along Ee-Jung Creek.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Warrie Circuit & Twin Falls Circuit) continue straight, to head along Warrie Circuit.
After another 40 m head through/around the gate.
After another 115 m come to a sign.
The end.
"Rainbow Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 200 m to the main route.

Optional side trip to view the Poondahra and Poonyahra falls. Keep in mind that this side trip will add an average of 26 minutes to your hike.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Twin Falls Circuit & Warrie Circuit Start heading along Warrie Circuit (a footpath).
After 85 m head through/around the gate.
After another 760 m continue straight.
After another 20 m come to the end.
"Poondahra Falls".
About 50 m past the end is "Poonyahra Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 860 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Twin Falls Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 4.3 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.4 km apart with the largest gap of 4.2 km.

Toilet: There is one 45 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 1.5 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
45 m[toilet]
Shelter
60 m[shelter]
Shelter
75 m[shelter]
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